What does it mean to be a Bodacious Leader?
A bodacious leader is dedicated to creating an extraordinary, unrestrained, and bold team. Bodacious leaders are great communicators; they instill confidence by being genuine and speaking in an honest, open manner and by never using political talk to side step the issues.
Bodacious leaders are passionate about their vision, and understand the importance of transferring their passion for the vision to the team. When people hear them talk about their vision, it is clear they are excited about what they want to achieve and have a plan of action.
Bodacious leaders believe in getting sustainable results by being extraordinary, unrestrained, and bold in their approach. They realize ordinary leaders can deliver short-term results; however, bodacious leaders strive to be extraordinary through steady, healthy, long-term growth. Most importantly, bodacious leaders are in for the long haul and have a vision that extends beyond the next quarter or year-end.
What do you mean by, Put Life in Your leadership?
The stresses of competing in today’s hectic and fast-paced business environment can blur our vision of what success really means. Pursuit of professional leadership without the same level of attention given to our personal and community leadership can lead to unfilled dreams and ineffective leadership. Success in our professional life must be balanced with humility and self-awareness to avoid the pitfalls of arrogance, pride, and self-indulgence.
Cowboy embodies all the great leaders and mentors who influenced your leadership style over the years. Tell us about some of his most defining qualities as a leader.
Cowboy illustrates extraordinary commitment to the goal, unrestrained passion for achievement and the courage to take bold action to achieve success. By combining the spirit of adventure, a passion for winning, a boldness to take action with humility and self-awareness, Cowboy demonstrates effective leadership.
How is Be Bodacious different from other books on leadership? What inspired you to depart from the traditional how-to book on leadership?
The original stories shared in this book will make you laugh and maybe even make you cry, but more importantly, they will move you to action. Many leadership books on the market are comprised of academic studies and collections of recycled stories. This book presents the reader with an entertaining and inspiring stories based on the lessons learned from real-life leaders, who truly Put Life in Their Leadership.
You have spoke to adult groups and youth groups. What are some of your key messages to each audience?
Through the years, I have spoken to business and faith-based groups. While the audience is different, the message is similar, How can they make a difference in their life and the lives of others? When speaking my goal is to help people make a significant difference in their professional and/or personal lives. When I speak on leadership, my goal is to show leaders how they can be successful in their professional life while maintaining work and personal life balance.